A lot of people ask me what do we eat/what do I feed my children, so here is a rough idea.
I’m not qualified in anyway to provide nutritional advice so what I do is just from what I’ve learnt and read over the years.
Brooklyn: dairy, egg, soy, gluten and wheat
Bethenny: gluten and wheat only.
Me – gluten and wheat only. When I was breastfeeding I also had to be free of dairy,egg and soy also as they passed through my milk.
Brooklyn under 12 months old:
* Rafferites organic rice cereal with pureed seasonal fruit (apple/pear/banana/peaches) and expressed breast milk OR neocate allergy free formula
* Second course “finger food” banana, rockmelon, watermelon
Brooklyn over 12 months old:
* Lowan rice cereal with rice milk
* Orgran quinoa porridge with rice milk
* Home made pancakes
* Freedom Foods Rice flakes with rice milk
* Orgran bread – home made
* Rice cakes
I like her to start the day with protein for sustained energy.
* Egg soldiers with gluten free toast
* Scrambled eggs
* Banana pancakes (1 mashed banana with 1 egg)
* Greek yoghurt (naturally low in sugar) with fruit
* Freedom foods cereal
* Carmen’s muesli
*Casserole cubes (see dinner)
*Tinned or fresh grilled salmon
*Open rice paper roll (chicken,lettuce,rice noodles,carrot,avocado)
*Leg ham – checking that it is allergy safe
* Open salad plate with fresh chicken or ham then finger food salad, grated cheese, carrot, finger food fruit.
* Left overs from dinner
* Salmon patties
Snack items for Bethenny;
Packets of mixed nuts with sultanas
Carmens muesli bars
Brooklyn up to 12 months
* Stewed casseroles. I do this about once a week. I use casserole beef or chicken (drumsticks or a whole cooked chicken but you have to be super careful slow cooking as if it gets too soft all the bones will fall into it which is extremely dangerous!!) or a half leg of lamb (yes he eats like a King!).
With the meat I put seasonal veggies – anything and everything, the more the merrier.
Then I add some “carbs” such as gluten free pasta or brown rice.
I cook it all in slow cooker, leave it overnight then put the whole lot into the food processor in the morning then pour it out into ice cube trays and once they’re set snap them into a large container to keep in the freezer, that way I’ve always easily got food for him for lunch and dinner.
* Eats whatever we have for dinner. (Brooklyn pretty much does the same now he’s over 12 months – I just keep some frozen casserole in the freezer “Just in case”)
I absolutely love this it now means she’s not fussy and will eat basically anything, from steamed fish to risotto, she loves it all. Of course she has her favourites though, what kid doesn’t. Occasionally we do have things like home-made chips and home-made burgers on gluten free bread (turkey/beef/chicken mince) and they are delicious!
Disclaimer: I am not making any recommendations, just listing what I have used in the past and you must rely on your own observations and enquiries regarding the ingredients that you use to cook these meals as ingredients in pre-packaged items can change without notice. As a precaution I read every single label every single time I purchase it.